KNOX CLUB CHARITY GOLF DAY ~ SUNDAY 25TH MARCH 2018
Our Annual Charity Golf Day was held on Sunday 25th March at Dorset Golf Course, Croydon. The golfers were facing a day of rain, but after some light drizzle in the morning and some chilly wind, the clouds parted and a beautiful day emerged. A tasty hot breakfast was also provided by our wonderful volunteers to warm our golfers up just before tee off. Congratulations to our winners of the Charity Golf Day Challenge, Team “The 4 Smackables Putz”, who managed to snatch victory by 0.125 of a shot. Less than a shot in it! A very exciting finish to our golf challenge this year. An honourable mention to the “KC Team” who were the runners up.
After the game it was back to the Knox Club for the presentations, fundraising, food, fun, Karaoke and raffles draws.
The Charity Golf Committee would like to give a huge thank you to all our sponsors and wonderful helpers who helped us raise funds on the day, which allowed us to donate $20,000 to Eastern Health. This brings our total to $455,000 being donated over the last seventeen years to cancer research.
Our current donation will go towards the purchase of an additional 3D mammography machine for Maroondah Hospital’s new Breast Cancer Centre. Eastern Health are currently conducting research on the accuracy of 3D screening and an additional machine would increase the number of participants in this study to 15,000. Early research suggests that 3D mammography can detect up to 40% more cancers, however 3D screening is not currently covered by Medicare. The results of this research could determine changing standard breast screening practice from 2D to 3D and could enable Eastern Health & other public health providers the ability to offer 3D screening to all women free of charge.
We sincerely thank all the sponsors for making the day a great success : Advanced Brake and Clutch, Autobarn FTG, Bendigo Bank, Betta Electrical Knox, Biz Collection, Boococks Meats Studfield, Brumby’s Bakery Studfield, Cadell Food Services, Coca Cola Amatil, Crayola, CUB, Boronia Discount Drug Store, Dolce Body, Dorset Golf Course, FISCH Knox City, Frederic’s Kitchen ,GK Travel Mountain Gate, GPI, Gee Jays Fashion Boronia, Greenlands Fruit and Vegetables, Griffiths Coffee, House of Golf, KO Lifestyle & Fitness, Knox Club Golf Club, Knox Club Darts Club, Knox Club Entertainment Group, Marty’s Automotive Boronia, Mega Dry Carpet Cleaning Baywater, Metro Cinemas Boronia, MJE Karaoke, Numurka Golf & Bowls Club, PFD, Robert Oatley Wines, Repco Ferntree Gully, Samonsite, SCADS Screenprinting, Snap-On Tools, SPOT Automotive Services, Tip Top Butchers, TGS, Treasury Wines, Tupperware.